DR Congo Swiss Water Process Decaf

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This medium roast Swiss Water Process DR Congo offers a heavy body accompanied by medium acidity. We taste raisin, cherry cobbler, streusel with a hint of cinnamon in this coffee.

With this decaf, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for caffeine.

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Description

FLAVOR: Raisin, cherry cobbler, streusel

BODY: Heavy

ACIDITY: Medium

GEOGRAPHY

Region Beni Territory, North Kivu

Altitude 1900-2100 (meters above sea-level)

PRODUCER:
Kawa Kanzaruru Coop, Various Smallholders

VARIETY:

Blue Mountain

PROCESSING:

Washed / Swiss Water® Process

The Swiss Water® Process uses pure green coffee extract and proprietary carbon technology to remove caffeine from green coffee beans. Swiss Water® has specified the pore size of the carbon to match the caffeine molecule to ensure only the caffeine is trapped when the caffeine is captured from the green coffee extract. The Swiss Water® Process is certified organic and 100% chemical free. In addition, they are also certified Kosher by the Kosher Overseers Association.

BACKGROUND:

Virunga Coffee Company was established in 2011 by Schluter SA (now Olam Specialty Coffee Europe) with the vision to “Change lives in DRC through commerce in a mutually profitable way by being a major coffee actor in Kivu.”

Virunga Coffee aims to achieve this vision by improving the quality and yields for farmers in North and South Kivu, primarily through:
– Developing and implementing field-based support activities
– Introducing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
– Investing in processing infrastructure
– Organizing assured organic production in close collaboration with over 2,300 farmers
– Bringing an innovative spirit to the development of new products

As well as providing a stable supply chain and specialty market access, Virunga is actively involved in a number of sustainability and social programs in farming communities. These include an extensive tree planting program, disease prevention outreach to tackle critical diseases such as Ebola and HIV, and equipment to help farmers improve their agronomic practices.